Florence, SC (October 21, 2018) – According to the Florence Police Department, two teenagers have been hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle while walking down the side of the road in the Deerfield Run subdivision.
The driver of the vehicle crossed over the center line at South Garden Hills Drive and 3rd Loop Road and struck the 15 and 16-year-olds who were walking on the proper side of the road. All three people involved in the accident were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. At this time police believe the driver suffered some sort of medical incident that caused him to lose control of the vehicle.
Florence Police have spoken with the driver and do not believe this to be a criminal investigation.
South Carolina Medical Emergency While Driving
Sometimes in car accident cases, the blame to be placed seems obvious. It was the driver who ran the red light or the driver who had too many drinks and got behind the wheel. Other times, the issue of liability swims into murkier waters. Having a medical emergency while you are driving is extremely dangerous. You could suffer from an inability to control your motor functions or even a total loss of consciousness. Medical emergencies behind the wheel often result in accidents causing injury to others on the road.
Many states, including South Carolina, have laws in place that dictate what constitutes a true medical emergency while driving and how liability is determined in those cases. If you have suffered a medical emergency while operating a motor vehicle it is important that you contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. You may be leaving yourself open to lawsuits when you are not actually considered the negligent party under the law.
Don’t try to navigate this tricky stretch of legal highway on your own. Contact the Nye Law Group for a free legal consultation at 912-200-5230 today to speak with an attorney regarding your case.
Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.